Falafel… in one word: delicious! In a wrap, in a salad or as a snack, there’s always room for falafel.
Chickpeas are its main ingredient. They are incredibly healthy and a great meat substitute, so we had to include them on Singlemade.
And yes, I admit this recipe isn’t exactly traditional. We don’t soak the chickpeas but use canned ones instead. We even only use a minimum of spices! We don’t fry the falafel in a deep fryer but just use a frying pan. And the biggest sin is probably the addition of flour as a binding agent. But this allows us to whip up a batch of delicious falafel balls in just 15 minutes. Quick, good, healthy and singleproof… that definitely justifies bending the rules a little. 😉
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Beau added garlic and parsley. Not only because her pepper mill was empty :-). The dough looked fine at first but turned out to be too runny, so she added some extra flour. Pieter added some flour as well, to firm up the inside of the balls.
Beau says they don’t really taste like falafel, because of the lack of spices. She dubbed them ‘chickpea-burgers’. 🙂 But she does love the taste and how easy they are to make. In any case, it takes a lot less time than making actual falafel!
Beau’s tip: Incredible with her mother’s flat leaf parsley sauce. Exclusively for Singlemade, she’s revealed this secret sauce: yoghurt, mayonnaise, pepper and salt, a bit of oil and a lot of flat leaf parsley. Blend and season to taste. You can even throw in some mint!
Bram mixed in some broccoli he had lying around. He got a beautiful green colour! After making a couple of small ones, he decided to make one big burger. Maybe I should call them chickpea-burgers after all. :-p
Bram’s tip: Sweet and sour sauce pairs up nicely!
Pieter’s tip: You can never go wrong with a clove of garlic! 😉
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Have fun cooking and… bon appétit! 🙂